Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A sticky situation...

Hi everyone!

I decide to do a couple of projects for two of my children's teachers to give a little back for all their support and help in preparing my children for a successful future. I was altering a couple of cigar boxes (which I will share when I have them complete) and was about to remove the adhesive backed stickers the way I learned to do it from my grandma. I thought, "Why not share so that others will learn a time saving technique." I paused in my task to make this little video to share with you. Hope this helps someone who might have had a little sticker trouble in the past, whether it be on a craft project, something around the house, or even removing a pesky label from a gift that they are giving.

I have to point out that in my example I was removing a sticker from wood and was able to use my heat tool (It just happened to be handy.) You can use a hair drier to do the same thing, it just may take a little longer. I would not recommend using a heat tool on any kind of plastic and when using a hair drier don't keep it on one area too long because it can warp or potentially melt the item or packaging.

That being said, here is the video:

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Words of wisdom from my Nanni

I ran across an old post of mine on myspace (which I don't use anymore, lol). It is something that my great grandmother (Nanni) had written in a card to me when I was a child.  I thought I'd share it with you.

Learn to laugh; a laugh is better than medicine.
Learn to mind your own business; few men can handle their own very well.
Learn to tell a story; a well-told story is like a sunbeam in a sickroom.
Learn to say kind things; nobody ever resents them.
Learn to stop grumbling; if you can't see any good int the world, keep the bad to yourself.
Learn to love other people; in this you open yourself up to be loved.
Learn to place yourself in the other person's position before condemning; it might change your whole outlook.
Learn the great lessons of the bible; no greater lessons can be learned.
(The bible is a treasure trove of lessons that can be applied to everyday life (Even if you aren't a religious person).  Read and learn from them.  I doubt you'll regret it.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Oh my! Now that's a messy desk!

Okay... lol.  Yes I am sharing my amazingly messy crafting area/desk.

I have a very small area to fit all my crafty goodness and unfortunately it seems to be spilling over into the floor and into other rooms of the house.  At the moment I have my big shot and my paper cutter on my kitchen table because I have no room on my desk to use them.  I wish I could figure out a better way to organize it.  If anyone has any tips or tricks to share with me I would really appreciate it.

I do tidy up my desktop (usually before doing a video or starting a new project) but it just ends up back like this.  I think a lot of it is due to having so many unfinished projects (because I don't usually sit down and do one start to finish) and all the tiny little things that don't have a designated home.  I don't have any extra money to go out and buy storage solutions so I am forced to make my own.  I've reached a brain block as to how to go about doing this.  I've saved mason jars to put things in but am not sure what I should put in them. I even saved some of the nice clear plastic containers that my daughter's favorite candy comes in.

I would really like to get this cleaned up and organized because I believe it may be a cure for my recent bout of "crafter's block" and I've heard that a clean area can promote calm.  (If you're like me you need all the calm you can get.)

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and watch my video and read my ramblings.
Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quick card share

Wow!  It's been so long since I posted anything and for that I am sorry.  I've had so much going on in my daily life that finding the time and motivation to post has not been a priority.  I am going to try to make up for that.  I have a couple of videos that I have posted to my youtube channel but have neglected to share here.  I will be adding these in the next few days and have a plan for making more to post.
Hope everyone has a happy turkey day!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A quick share...

babescraftroom, a fellow crafter and Youtuber is having her first giveaway.  She is in need of subscribers and has asked for our help.  Let's show our support and head over and subscribe and leave a comment for a chance to win.   Her giveaway includes a black and white themed album kit with lots of really lovely items.  I'll post a link to her video at the end of this message.  If you decide to head over and subscribe please let her know in your comment that LadyInnominate sent you. :0)


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hi everyone!

This is just a quick note to let everyone know about a goal I have set for myself.  I would like to reach 100 subbies on my Youtube channel by the end of February.  I'll be posting several videos (at least 2 or 3 a week) during that time as well.  I am working on several projects that I'd like to share.  If I reach this goal I will be doing a giveaway at the beginning of March.

Thanks for your time and encouragement to this noobie.  Everyone has been awesome.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Fabric flowers

     Just thought I'd share a few of the fabric flowers I've been working on lately.  I gotta tell ya ladies there is absolutely no reason to throw away old clothes and such.  Almost every single flower in this video is made from old clothes.  There is no need to go out and buy new fabric just to make some flowers.  Just use it as an opportunity to give your closet a much needed purge.

Thanks for visiting and I'll get off my soap box now. ;o)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tiny Valentine

Hello everyone,

     My daughter asked me to do some Valentines for her friends so I decided to do a video of what I came up with.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Life with a jar and a cup of coffee...

(I did not write this but felt that it was share worthy.)

When life seems to be too much to handle, just remember two things...
Life with a jar and a cup of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.  When the class began he wordlessly picked up a very large, empty jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.  He shook the jar lightly and the pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He ask once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the space between the grains of sand.  The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life...

The golf  balls are the important things - your family, your children, your health, your friends, and you favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles re the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.  The sand is everything else - the small stuff. 

"If you put the sand into the jar first," He continued, "there is no room for the pebbles and the golf balls.  The same goes for life."

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness...
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  The rest is just filler, like the sand.

One of the students raised her hand and asked what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled and said, "I'm glad you asked.  It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Homemade Glimmer mist

I've discovered that I don't have to pay full price for glimmer mists for my projects. Yay!!!   I ran across a video on youtube about making your own.   I watched every video I could find on the subject.  Most said to use water.  Some said use glue or hairspray.  Some said you don't need it.  After watching several of these videos (and a bit of trial and error), using only things that I had already I made a very nice shimmery white pearl mist.

Things I used...
    ~ 1 cheap mist bottle (from the travel sized section in the health and beauty aid section at WM. $.99)
    ~ 1 tablespoon (or about) Folk Art Metallic Pearl White acrylic paint
    ~ about 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol

From watching the videos I found that the only time you have to use glue (like mod podge) is when you are adding shimmery powders to your mist because the powders or glitters need a bonding agent or they'll rub off your paper.  When using an acrylic paint you don't need it because the paint already contains a bonding agent.  I also discovered that using rubbing alcohol instead of water allows for a quicker dry time and less warping of the paper.

I hope this helps you in your quest for happy scrapping!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Cardofmyeye on Youtube is giving away a VAGABOND!!!

Cardofmyeye on YouTube is giving away a brand new Vagabond to celebrate 5000 subscribers!!!

Wow!  What an awesome giveaway to enter!!!  Click here To go to his Youtube channel to enter to win...